Dr. Thomas Turner (Principle Investigator)
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I study evolution and ecology of aquatic species, populations, and communities. I use theory, isotopes, genomes, museum resources and experiments to ask questions about the impacts of life history variation, disturbance, climate and land-use changes, and phylogenetic and geological history on biodiversity. I am also interested in the intersection of science and policy in endangered species conservation. To that end, I serve on the Independent Scientific Review Panel for the Columbia Basin Fish & Wildlife Program and on the Executive Committee of the Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Act Collaborative Program. I am a Professor of Biology, Curator of Fishes in the Museum of Southwestern Biology, and Director of the Museum Research Traineeship (MRT) Graduate Training Program. I also serve as the Interim Associate Vice President for Research at UNM. I like big fish!